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About Me

It all began when a supportive teacher asked me to give a speech for my graduating class.

I said yes but was really thinking...  I'll choke, sweat &

probably stammer.

Instead... I wrote, memorized, and prepared.

When the moment finally came, I stepped out front.

The whole room went black. Or, so it seemed.

I could hear my voice, but I couldn't see a thing.

Regardless, I forged ahead. Before I knew it I was done.

I could see people were smiling, clapping, and somehow

I had made it through.

Someone had believed just a little bit more in me.

Because of that, my life has never been the same.


About You

You’ve come this far, so if you're willing to come a little further

I'll take this moment to share with you what I do.


2022 - Present: Guest Director / Co-founder & Production Dir. LMTC

Guest Director for Lakeland Players LTD production of Steel Magnolias @ the historic Sprague Theater in Elkhorn, WI / Co-founder of Laughing Moon Theater Company, partnering with Maggie Speer of Azusa Productions and marketing sage, Erin Tetour.

2022-2017 The Shawshank Redemption / Forever Plaid / Songs for a New World

Rooster in Shawshank Redemption / "Smudge" in close-harmony musical by Stuart Ross / the Baritone

in the Jason Robert Brown (Bridges of Madison County, Parade) musical for Mother Road Productions

Safe Inside: Preview & Release Sept *Available Amazon Streaming

Attended film preview for Jason Paul Collum's new indie feat* Judith O'Dea (Night of the Living Dead)

All The World's A Stage

1960's stylized version of William Shakespeare's pastoral work in the role of "Jaques"

2017-2016 Arsenic & Old Lace

Mortimer Brewster w/ an amazing cast in a sold-out run for this comedy classic thriller

2015-2014 Thee Trinity  / Art Live: Writers - Musicians - Poets - Painters...

Played the big "J" as a reluctant martyr of one holy dysfunctional family  (Chicago Premiere - Royal George Theater) / Produced interactive venue feat* fine & performing artist showcasing their art live 

The BenchMark

Based on a true story, this poignant take on the plight of Chicago's homeless was written for the stage by Emmy-nominated producer & writer Richard A. Roberts. Played the title role "Mark"

2013 Killers

John Olive's wicked noir thriller was originally written for & produced by Steppenwolf. Played "Husband"

Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace

Jerod Howard is an American actor on stage & screen. He has played the recurring role of Elliot Hamilton in the indie films October Moon and November Son. He has also appeared on stage as Jay for the premiere of Thee Trinity, written by Emmy-nominated producer/writer Richard A. Roberts. Likewise, Howard played the title role in The BenchMark, also written by Roberts. Merely a player for Shakespeare’s As You Like It as Jacques, Howard was also seen in the comedy-thriller Arsenic and Old Lace as Mortimer Brewster and Husband for Killers. During a company residency at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, he studied with the Chicago Acting Studio and Second City. Howard credits his Chicago debut in the cult hit Pulp Fiction, adapted for the stage by Azusa Productions. An accomplished vocalist, he has performed as the Baritone in Songs for a New World, Smudge in Forever Plaid, and the title role in Snoopy the Musical. Jerod wishes to thank his parents for their love and support. Any success he would like to credit those who inspire him every day.




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